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Charlie McAvoy (BU - 7), Ted Hart (Yale - 19) The Boston University Terriers defeated the visiting Yale University Bulldogs 5-2 on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at the Agganis Arena in Boston, Massachusetts. (Melissa Wade)
Charlie McAvoy posted 26 points in 38 games this season from the Boston University blue line (photo: Melissa Wade).

Boston University sophomore defenseman Charlie McAvoy has signed an amateur tryout contract with the AHL’s Providence Bruins, giving up his junior and senior seasons with the Terriers.

McAvoy was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the first round (14th overall) in 2016 and registered five goals and 26 points in 38 games this season for BU, including scoring the double-overtime winner against North Dakota in the opening game at the West Regional last Friday.

He was also an alternate captain on the United States World Junior team that won a gold medal this past winter.

In his two seasons at BU, McAvoy tallied eight goals and 51 points over 75 contests.